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Patrolman Michael J. Kavanagh | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Michael J. Kavanagh

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 29, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1300

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Kavanagh was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing officers. He had stopped on Southern State Parkway near Newbridge Road in an attempt to divert traffic when the suspect vehicle struck him. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart for his actions.

Patrolman Kavanagh had been with the agency for ten years.

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It will soon be your 38th anniversary. It's so great to hear stories from the "kids" of East Meadow while my father patrolled there...even after all this time you are still remembered. Thank you everyone for posting different stories.

Jane Kavanagh Wood
Daughter
March 29, 2015

 

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